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Timing Belt Question...
Posted 24 March 2004 - 01:36 PM
Posted 24 March 2004 - 02:26 PM
Posted 24 March 2004 - 05:11 PM
It's strange, but with the 96 to 99 2.5L DOHC engine, SOA says 105k miles. SOC (Subaru of Canada) says 60k miles (96k km). It's right in my manual and confirmed by the dealer. :argue:
Posted 24 March 2004 - 05:18 PM
Posted 24 March 2004 - 05:27 PM
After growing up in Maine I can respect what cold can do to equipment. I have broken a one inch shaft clutch pedal off a backhoe in the cold.
Posted 24 March 2004 - 07:47 PM
Posted 24 March 2004 - 09:18 PM
Weather is a factor. It was one of the reasons stated by the dealer. Still... Is Windsor that different from Detroit? :-p
I just found it a bit curious, even humorous.
Posted 24 March 2004 - 10:31 PM
Posted 25 March 2004 - 01:10 AM
Posted 25 March 2004 - 11:05 AM
Certainly we rival the cold of a Canadian winter and how different is Alaska?
I think it would be wiser to publish specs like that that are more like oil specs. Just put a temp range and specify service levels for that temp.
It makes me wonder what Subaru's timeing belt spec is for Russia.
Posted 25 March 2004 - 12:17 PM
Posted 25 March 2004 - 12:30 PM
A lot of cars here require 60,000 mile cam belt changes.
Who can fathom the logic of Subaru?
Cold conditions of Canada were my best guess, but that's all it is, a guess.
Posted 25 March 2004 - 04:37 PM
Originally posted by 99obw
Once upon a time I read that the reason for the 105k mile interval in the US is that California requires it, so SOA went with that for the entire US. I don't know if that is true or not. Maybe it isn't climate based.
I came across this as well once before. (Perhaps we read the same post.) It seems a stretch that a state would mandate something like a timing belt interval... Oh wait, this is California we are talking about.
Posted 26 March 2004 - 11:14 AM
Not that there's anything wrong with that.....
Posted 26 March 2004 - 11:45 AM
Posted 26 March 2004 - 12:03 PM
Lets see....a Kilometer is about the same as a mile isn't it Bob?
OK we'll change at 100,000 miles...
It has been said that the only Americans to make a successful conversion to the metric system are its drug dealers.
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